A US model from Missouri identified as Kara Wrice, who was planning to move to New York City to continue her budding career has drowned at a state park after drinking with friends.
Kara Wrice, a standout junior at Webster Groves High School, died Friday in the Meramec River in Castlewood State Park, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The teen, who had worked as a model for two years, appearing in ads for Famous Footwear, was spotted drinking at the state park with a friend before she drowned, her father said.
At the time of the tragedy, Kara wasn’t wearing a life vest when she joined other adults and a friend in the unpredictable raging water, the report said.
“She was a straight-A student,” Kara’s father, Karl Wrice told the St Louis Post Dispatch. “She was also a teenager who made a very not-good decision.”
The ‘incident’ led to the park being closed to the public as rescuers searched for Kara, whose body was recovered later on Friday. Heavy rain in the area over several days made for increased risks for swimmers, St. Louis County police said.
“When the water is up, the entire dynamic of the water changes out there, currents and everything,’ Sgt. Tracy Panus told the St Louis Post Dispatch on Friday. ‘You can be the strongest swimmer and it doesn’t matter.”
At 14, Kara signed with Mother Model Management, the Post-Dispatch reported. The St. Louis-based agency discovered stars like actor Ashton Kutcher and former Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss, according to its website.
Kara had modelled for Famous Footwear and was hoping to later move to New York City to take her career to new heights, her father told the Post-Dispatch.
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